It was a tough day at Arden Street for North Melbourne’s VFLW side on Saturday.
The Casey Demons started the game brightly, leading North to a 14-point-detriment at the quarter time break.
With a star-studded Demons' lineup, the Kangas struggled to find their feet until late in the last term, with the final two goals.
Unfortunately leaving their goal-streak too late, the Kangaroos lost to the Casey Demons by 42 points.
Coach Cheyne Webster acknowledges the team’s intent, but was disappointed in the result.
“I can’t fault the effort; the girls played their hearts out. We just need to continue to execute our plans, develop as a group and keep working hard for each other,” Webster told North Media.
“Full credit to Casey – they capitalized on their opportunities, and our lapses in concentration at times really hurt us. We can’t afford to do that at this level.
“There’s no magic formula – but we’ve come a long way since the start of the season.”
AFLW-listed players Amy Smith and Sarah Wright are both finding their feet at VFLW level, with Smith having an impressive 15 possessions and 5 tackles, whilst Wright had 15 touches and 8 tackles.
VFLW-listed player and captain, Meagan Kiely had another great game, recording 25 disposals, 4 tackles and 4 inside 50s. Her teammate Reni Hicks had a standout game with 14 touches and 10 tackles.
Meg Sinclair, the VFLW recruit from Tasmania, is getting some consistency under her belt and making good impressions, booting 3 goals from 8 disposals in the forward line.
“Meg has been terrific since coming into the group from Tasmania. Three goals was a great reward for effort, and she’s got a bright future.” Webster said.
North Melbourne's VFLW team will hope to improve its form next Saturday against the undefeated Collingwood at Arden Street.
NORTH MELBOURNE: 4.2.26
CASEY DEMONS: 10.8.68